The Vapor Technology Association (VTA) promotes entrepreneurship, responsible public policies, and a high standard of safety for the vapor industry through the representation of manufacturers, wholesalers, and small business owners of innovative vapor products.
VTA is the only national trade association that can execute a coordinated federal and state lobbying strategy combined with an integrated public affairs strategy to protect the vapor industry.
VTA provides a full suite of services to its members:
We believe that diversity in membership is critical to ensuring that the Association truly represents the vaping industry.
VTA’s diverse membership includes:
VTA is governed by a professional Board of Directors comprised only of representatives from companies that have a vested stake directly in the vaping industry. To ensure that our policy directives truly represent the best interests of the industry, no consultants or attorneys will serve on the Board. Our current Board members include the following national and international industry veterans with deep public policy experience:
Partner, Next Generation Labs
Founder, TNV Ventures
Executive VP, Regulatory Affairs & General Counsel
VMR Products, LLC
VP of External Affairs
Chief Executive Officer
Tobacco Technology Inc.
Secretary General, FIVAPE
CEO, GaiaTrend USA
National Legislative Director
Vapor Technology Association
General Counsel &
Chief Compliance Officer
Nicopure Labs, LLC
VTA is run by professionals with a strong public policy and communications background. VTA’s National Legislative Director is both a lobbyist and attorney with years of experience representing heavily regulated industries, including the vapor industry, and implementing multi-state strategies to protect entire categories of products under attack.
VTA is hiring a full-time State Affairs Manager who has professional experience in governmental affairs and vapor industry issues.
In addition to VTA’s professional management, our team includes a number of outside professionals who provide the highest level of sophisticated policy and strategic direction.
VTA’s federal lobbying firm – West Front Strategies – houses the lobbying team recognized on Capitol Hill as being the “vapor lobbyists.” WFS has represented our industry for years and has designed and implemented the only federal strategies being executed in Washington, D.C., on behalf of our industry.
The vapor industry has never had any control over the public narrative on vapor products. VTA’s media team has extensive experience in D.C. public affairs and is prepared to change the public discourse on vaping products. Just like the opponents of vapor, VTA’s public messaging will be unified and strong.
In 2016, vapor again will be challenged in multiple states. A team of state lobbyists, who have the right blend of experience and relationships, will protect the industry’s interests and, more importantly, will be coordinated by VTA to implement a consistent strategy to achieve VTA’s mission.
Industry members are starving for regulatory guidance. VTA’s seasoned regulatory legal team will help members navigate the regulatory scheme under which our industry will soon lie.
VTA provides numerous ways for interested companies to participate in our effort.
include U.S. and international companies that are part of the manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and supply and distribution chain for electronic cigarettes and vapor products. Industry Members shall be recognized as members, shall be voting members and shall be eligible for Board positions.
are Industry Members who make a significant minimum financial commitment annually. Founding Members will be recognized as such at VTA events and on VTA publicity.
include consultants, service professionals, investment advisors, trade associations, insurance service providers, academics, legal and other professionals. Associate Members shall be recognized as members, but shall be non-voting members and shall not be eligible to serve on the Board.
include those individuals, companies, or other associations who can make unlimited voluntary contributions to support the efforts of VTA. Friends can elect to be recognized as a Friend of the Association or keep their contributions anonymous. Friends shall neither be recognized as members, nor eligible to vote, nor sit on the Board.
Given the full Suite of Services VTA provides, VTA has established Membership Dues that are both accessible and that will enable it to properly execute a professional strategy on behalf of the industry.